One of the most profound reasons for the creation of the European Union - note that the initial name was ?common market? - was the obvious need to give the European business sector such an extended single and integral market place, at least, as big as in the United States. In such an environment, the European firms could grow and cover all this single market place, acquiring at the same time a size that could give them a leading position in world markets too, exactly as it was the case before th...

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